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antecedent

adjective antecedens, anterior, first, fore, foregoing, forerunning, former, going beeore in time, inaugural, introductory, precedent, precursive, precursory, pre-existent, prefatory, preliminary, prelusive, preparatory, prevenient, prior
Associated concepts: antecedent creditors, antecedent debt, preexisting debts, preexisting liabilities

antecedent

noun ancestor, ancestry, before mennioned, derivation, forerunner, former, last, lineage, original, patriarch, pedigree, pioneer, precedent, precursor, preliminary, premise, primogenitor, progenitor, stock
See also: aforesaid, ascendant, before mentioned, derivation, forerunner, former, initial, last, original, preceding, precursory, predecessor, previous, primogenitor, prior, progenitor, sine qua non

ANTECEDENT. Something that goes before. In the construction of laws, agreements, and the like, reference is always to be made to the last antecedent; ad proximun antecedens fiat relatio. But not only the antecedents but the subsequent clauses of the instrument must be considered: Ex antecedentibus et consequentibus fit optima interpretatio.

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3] extracting rules (S) Accuracy (S) Rule (S) Antecedence number number RS-Rule[18] 96% 10 20 ANN-GA-Cascades- 96% 7 13 Rule [19] DE-Rule 96% 4 8
They existed before, and their antecedence explains why men legislate.
It does not look to the Gothic vault for its antecedence, but rather seeks a way of resolving the tiered pointed arches and cusped work of the canopy sheltering the pair of reclining figures below.
The idea that there is some form of collective alternative to individuals being the 'sole leader' in organisations has its theoretical antecedence in ideas such as those expressed by Kropotkin, who was convinced that a well informed group would be wiser than any single leader and Bakunin, who observed that no man or woman is truly universal and therefore can legitimately be considered to be completely in control, and suggests that if such universality could ever be realised in one person then that person would have to be driven out as they would make 'idiots' and 'imbeciles' of us all (1871).
New technologies have made it possible for audio producers to edit and manipulate recorded sound in a manner that varies from incredibly authentic reproductions of the original sounds to final recordings that no longer bear recognizable antecedence to the original performances, depending on the selected actions of the producer.
Rousseau (2007:32ff) is more inclusive of the more rarely used particles and groups the coordinators into 4 categories based on the relations they impose: those which express junction (conjunction or disjunction), antecedence and consequence (e.
Very few patients had antecedence of synovitis (4,6).
1980) "A cognitive model of the antecedence and consequences of satisfaction decisions", Journal of Marketing Research, 17: 46-59
Given that it's bound for the crusher, its accident antecedence shouldn't really matter.
The essay "On Miracles" exemplifies Hume's Enlightenment-Whig approach as it explains events from the past in terms of their distance from and antecedence to an enlightened present--a present where understanding is based on natural (that is, historical) rather than on supernatural (or religious) explanation.
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